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The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith (edition 2008)

by Timothy Keller

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Title:The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
Authors:Timothy Keller
Info:Dutton Adult (2008), Hardcover, 160 pages
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I read this book with my staff team for a devotional. It is a modern day classic that I will come back to again and again. Every chapter encourages and exhorts. It gets to the heart of what it means to be a believer in Christ by uncovering your motives and false beliefs. If this is on your To Read list, move it to the top of the list and read it next. ( )
  kerchie1 | Jun 9, 2017 |
This is Tim Keller'summation of the gospel through the lens of the parable of the prodigal God. Some really rich reflections here. Keller speaks of the sins of both the younger brother (who seeks happiness through self autonomy) and the older brother (who looks for happiness in moral conformity). Keller observes that the way that the story is told (in relation to the lost sheep and lost coin, parables), Jesus is also hinting at the 'true elder brother' who would search out the lost younger son.

I read this book as part of preparing to preach on the Prodigal's son parable. There is a lot here, and it got me thinking about God's love for us. ( )
  Jamichuk | May 22, 2017 |
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  coldwaterchurch | Jan 29, 2017 |
Amazing how someone can take a passage that you've heard taught a million times and bring profound new application from it. Great short book that every Christian should read. ( )
  HGButchWalker | Sep 21, 2016 |
This book gives a much greater understanding of the parable of the two prodigal sons and God's amazing grace. ( )
  poetreegirl | Aug 18, 2016 |
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Newsweek called renowned minister Timothy Keller ?a C. S. Lewis for the twenty-first century? in a feature on his first book, The Reason for God. In that book, he offered a rational explanation of why we should believe in God. Now, in The Prodigal God, he uses one of the best-known Christian parables to reveal an unexpected message of hope and salvation.

Taking his trademark intellectual approach to understanding Christianity, Keller uncovers the essential message of Jesus, locked inside his most familiar parable. Within that parable Jesus reveals God's prodigal grace toward both the irreligious and the moralistic. This book will challenge both the devout and skeptics to see Christianity in a whole new way.

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Uses the biblical tale of the prodigal son to provide both an introduction to Christianity and a clarifying primer on the nature of the gospel for believers, in a resource that reveals how Jesus's essential message is revealed by the story in ways that can enable greater understandings of the Christian faith.… (more)

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